“Evidence of Easy Sleep” by Ava Whitney

Ava Whitney (age 9)


You’ve lived the night,
I’ve seen you lying
across the cloud-like blanket.

You were there, in your bed,
deep in dreams,
sinking slowly into the ocean,
far from awakening.

from 2016 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Ava Whitney: “I like to write poetry because it is a different way of communicating without delivering a clear message to your reader. You can hide a secret thought in your poems without anyone noticing.”

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